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GINA asthma strategy


The 2018 summary of the GINA asthma guideline. Includes algorithms for diagnosis, and the management of asthma exacerbations in primary care.

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NICE chronic asthma management guideline


A practical summary of NICE recommendations on managing chronic asthma in children, young people, and adults, including three management algorithms

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Managing malnutrition in COPD

2017-06-27T16:00:00+01:00By , ,

This summary provides advice on identifying malnutrition risk in patients with COPD and managing nutrition in accordance with risk category; it also provides a pathway for using oral nutritional supplements.

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Inhaler choice guideline

2017-03-14T00:00:00+00:00By Development group: Usmani Capstick Chowhan and Scullion

A useful and informative algorithm for choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD

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GOLD COPD strategy


A clear and concise summary of a strategy on COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention. Includes COPD assessment and treatment algorithms.

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Feature articles

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Diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnoea


Jane Scullion describes the symptoms, causes, and appropriate recognition of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); discusses how to manage the condition in primary care; and covers relevant guidance from NICE, SIGN, and the DVLA.

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Inhaler choices for children and adults—do you know all the options?


Jane Scullion provides some simple and practical advice on optimal inhaler device selection for adults and children, in the third of a mini-series of feature articles.

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Inhalers—what options do you have?


Jane Scullion explores the increasing complexity of the multitude of inhaler devices we have available to us and the therapeutic options they can offer, in the second of a mini-series of feature articles.

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Inhalers—do you know your DPIs from your MDIs?


Jane Scullion provides an introduction to the inhaled-device options available for the treatment of respiratory conditions, including COPD and asthma, in the first of a mini-series of feature articles.

Tools and resources

Inhaler standards and competency document


Source: UK Inhaler Group ( Hosted with permission. December 2016 (planned review date December 2018)

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NICE guideline on chronic asthma management


This CPD activity consists of 8 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) designed to test your knowledge on the management of chronic asthma—you will then be prompted to reflect on your learning.

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Best practice in the management of obstructive sleep apnoea


This CPD activity consists of 6 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) designed to test your knowledge on obstructive sleep apnoea—you will then be prompted to reflect on your learning.

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